Why We Walk

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HIV in Maryland and Baltimore

11,825 HIV cases in Baltimore, including 6,344 individuals with supressed viral loads.
32,892 HIV cases in Maryland, including 18,914 individuals with supressed viral loads.

In 2017, there were 231 new HIV diagnoses in Baltimore, and 1,040 statewide.
Maryland ranks 5th among U.S. states and territories in HIV diagnosis rates. 

An estimated 12 percent of people living with HIV in Maryland have not been diagnosed.

Source: 2017 Maryland & Baltimore Epidemiological Profile; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV Surveillance Report.

Why I Walk

To share your AIDS Walk story with us, please e-mail info@baltimoreaidswalk.org and tell us why you walk!

About Chase Brexton

Founded in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon neighborhood in 1978, Chase Brexton Heath Care's mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care that honors diversity, inspires wellness, and improves our communities. 

Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Chase Brexton's providers have been first responders to those in crisis, offering treatment, counseling, and case management services. 

How Your Support Helps

A single year of HIV treatment costs $26,752
​A lifetime of  HIV treatment costs $441, 994.40.

The cost of one month of PrEP is approximately $2,000.

88 percent of Chase Brexton patients live at twice the federal poverty line, or below.

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